CVQO Westminster Award

Cornwall trip - 'think global, act local'

Our Westminster Award expedition to Cornwall is coming up and we’re excited to release further details >>

The 2021 CVQO Westminster Award expedition to Cornwall – ‘think global, act local’Arrow
University of Northampton Report released

New report looking into social impact of Cadet Forces and CVQO qualifications

A four-year study by the University of Northampton into the impact of the Cadet Forces and CVQO qualifications was released, with some very positive conclusions.

University of Northampton report celebrates impact of Cadet Forces and CVQO qualificationsArrow
Upskill during the pandemic

Supporting young people and adult volunteers during the pandemic

We are committed to supporting young people and youth organisations throughout the pandemic to gain new qualifications and skills for life.

Lockdown support from CVQOArrow
Welcome to CVQO

Employability Skills Workshop webinars

Now available – Employability Skills Workshop webinars exclusively for CVQO learners – click here for more information!

Employability Skills WorkshopsArrow
Our latest newsletter is out!

Read our Spring 2021 Newsletter

Click here to read about what’s coming up at CVQO in the coming months

CVQO Newsletter – Spring 2021Arrow
Inspirational lockdown learner stories

Locked down >> skilled up

This year has presented a lot of challenges but it’s been fantastic to see how many of our learners have taken the opportunity to gain new qualifications

Success storiesArrow
Welcome to CVQO

Qualifications for adults and youth group instructors

We offer a range of brilliant BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds qualifications to youth group adult volunteers, as well as direct candidates, helping them to formalise their skills.

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Welcome to CVQO

ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders

Our ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders is delivered over 2 consecutive days and is aimed at 14-16 year olds, offering a brilliant introduction to leadership concepts and an internationally-recognised qualification.

ILM Level 2 Award for Young LeadersArrow

We are CVQO

CVQO is a UK education charity, providing vocational qualifications to youth group members and their adult instructors. Our qualifications are accredited by Pearson BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds

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The CVQO learner journey

I have seen first-hand the fantastic opportunities and experience that being a cadet can bring to young people.

“Skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership are vital, practical skills that are so valued by employers, whichever path you choose.

“CVQO are rightly recognising the skills and abilities of our cadet forces with qualifications that will help set them on their path to success.

Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education